Reckoning 2

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A locus for the conflict between the world as it has become and the world as we wanted it to be.

“A project that is timely, necessary, and at times even hopeful. Highly recommended to all who are interested in the future of genre fiction as well as the future of our world.” —Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble

“In a world of disappearing futures, Reckoning arrives like a flock of undiscovered birds—a journal of speculative ecology that invents its own new genre, simultaneously urgent and atemporal, from a diverse array of mostly new voices—the freshest and most important new fantastic literature magazine in a very long time.” — Christopher Brown, author of Tropic of Kansas

Ebook release: December 21, 2017.
e-ISBN: 9780998925226
Ebook available now!
Weightless Books
Barnes & Noble

Print release: June 21, 2018.
ISBN: 978-0-9989252-3-3
248 pages, 67,000 words.

Online release: New content appearing weekly starting January 1, 2018; links go live in the table of contents below.



Cover: Rebirth – Archan Nair December 21, 2017
Disintigreetings – Pepe Rojo January 25,2018
Once It Was a Tree – Oneslutriot June 27, 2018


Earthspun – Krista Hoeppner Leahy January 25, 2018
The Bull Who Bars the Gate to Heaven – Zella Christensen March 1, 2018
I’m the Villain, Ok? – Mary Alexandra Agner March 15, 2018
A Hundred Years From Now – Mohammad Shafiqul Islam May 3, 2018
Development – F.J. Bergmann May 25, 2018
Will We Be Good and Kind At The End – Kelly Madden June 22, 2018


A Wispy Chastening – D.A. Xiaolin Spires January 11, 2018 Interview
Rumpelstiltskin – Jane Elliott February 8, 2018
To the Place of Skulls – Innocent Ilo February 15, 2018
Girl Singing with Farm – Kathrin Köhler March 8, 2018
The Complaint of All Living Things – Joanne Rixon March 22, 2018
Fourth-Dimensional Tessellations of the American College Graduate – Marie Vibbert March 29, 2018
Delta Marsh – Casey June Wolf April 5, 2018
The Shale Giants – Marissa Lingen April 12, 2018
An Oasis of Amends – Floris M. Kleijne May 10, 2018
The Alice Grey – Santiago Belluco May 17, 2018
Lanny Boykin Rises Up Singing – Jess Barber June 8, 2018
Night of No Return – Grace Seybold June 15, 2018


Editor’s Note: On Having a Kid in the Climate Apocalypse – Michael J. DeLuca January 4, 2018
A Ghost Can Only Take – Justin Howe February 22, 2018
From Paris, With Rage – George F. April 19, 2018
‘You are from the U.S.’ – Yukyan Lam April 26, 2018
A Kinder And More Caring Future? – Brian Francis Slattery June 1, 2018


Author: Michael J. DeLuca

Michael J. DeLuca is a fernlike, woody perennial native to the Eastern US, found on hilltops and in woodland clearings from Massachusetts to Michigan. Leaves astringent; strongly tannic; used in teas, to flavor ales and as an aromatic smudge. Flowers late summer in cylindrical catkins. @michaeljdeluca;

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